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What really is the Democratic Left?
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Combating MSM, @DNC & the Right's misinformation campaign, propaganda & lies about where Left, Center & Right actually are politically w/ some fucking history & facts to protect our #Democracy from modern slavery #Neoliberalism.
French Revolution Nat. Assembly seating was origins of political Left & Right spectrum designations.

Left wanted reform, new constitution w/ Declaration of Rights of Man & of Citizen

Right wanted to continue Ancien Régime - monarchy & feudal nobility

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Examples:
1. Men are born and remain free and equal in rights.
2. These rights are liberty, property, safety and resistance against oppression.
5. The law has the right to forbid only actions harmful to society...

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Declarati…
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So @ewarren is a #progressive, you say? Only if you are willing to pretend that foreign policy doesn't exist (or, like most of the Beltway bubble, you're a reflexive apologist for American exceptionalism).

Let's break it down in a nice, meaty thread.

#ThursdayThoughts
@ewarren Despite all of her criticisms of Trump as unfit for office, she's had no problems in giving such a menace everything he's asked for -and more- in military spending. She only voted against the most recent defense budget when she decided to run for prez.
leftvoice.org/Elizabeth-Warr…
@ewarren And with regards to the military she's voted to overfund, Warren wants to "green" it, but not reduce it - that is, make it a more climate-friendly tool for aggression and global dominion. That's about as bizarre a policy contortion as you can make.
commondreams.org/news/2019/05/1…
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#Racism and #WhiteFragility

Important question to raise.


Please read this entire thread, and watch the youtube clips. (Yes, I have watched all, and three times now). This is important if we are going to overcome our internal racism.
Animus is NOT a required component in racism.
#Racism is by-product of #institutionalpower.

#WhiteFragility preserves 'order' whether or not intended.
Important to remember.
#WhitePrivilege, #InstitutionalRacism manifests sometimes in the form of blaming the blacks. It becomes 'code word bonding' and wittingly or unwittingly goes to preserve the status quo. Knowingly or otherwise, it is #WhiteFragility.
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The #Democrats2020 scream #GunControl, but like all other valid laws on the books, they refuse to enforce & cry when done so. They will never be content until the #AmericanConstitution is destroyed. Give up your guns, give up your freedom. #2A
#BuildTheWall
#NoRedFlagLaws
The #Democrat controlled #Congress, are at this time filling their time with ban firearm bills of all types. They don't want some guns, their ultimate goal is to take all. #Communist tactics, total confiscation, total civilian population control. You will be at their mercy. #2A
The #Democrats use #RedFlagLaws to camouflage their real purpose.
This won't hurt a bit, they say. They just forget to tell you, one call, that's all, & your constitutional #2A right is all but gone. Innocent or not. #ATF will come get you & your guns. You will need a lawyer.
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Learn #History, and know the TRUTH about #GunControl.
It's not about the #Weapons, it's about #PeopleControl, that's "YOU" by the way citizens. Give up your guns, give up your #Freedom. Our forefathers warned us, now listen to a survivor of the #Holocaust
...And buy #Ammo. See the pattern she spoke of? @Walmart giving up #Freedom for #Safety never works out for those seeking safety. Armed you are your "Master", unarmed your are a "Defenseless Subject" at the government's will. Support the #Constitution or my $ go elsewhere. #2A
Now the #GunReformNow #Globalist #Progressive #Democrats2020 are getting their way now at @kroger. Your rights are being erroded day by day in the name of safety. Are you safer unarmed than armed? Extinguishing #Freedom is what #GunReform confincation is all about, your freedom.
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#DemocraticDebate2020 is upon us and we must discuss how #StealTheBern @ewarren touts "plans" in her platform that have been plagiarized from @BernieSanders' legislative #progressive efforts and policies. #Thread
Warren may have purchased the Google Adwords for #CancelStudentDebt , but the first time legislation was put forth by @BernieSanders was in 2017, the #CollegeForAllAct

sanders.senate.gov/download/colle…
#MedicareForAll is now being tossed around like a vial of overpriced insulin, especially by Warren, but Bernie first introduced legislation for this in 2017.

npr.org/2017/09/14/550…
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A look at Colorado state budgets FY 1993-94 to FY 2019-20. Shocking growth, even with #TABOR in place. toadvancefreedom.com/why-budgets-ma… #copolitics #coleg #TuesdayThoughts
Note the 6.5% for Transportation in the FY 2019-20 budget. That is consistent with the average appropriations of 6.7% since the year after TABOR was passed. Don't let them lie to you and say TABOR is at fault. #copolitics #coleg #leftylies
I'll be talking about Why Budgets Matter at 8:30 this morning with @JimmyLakey on @600kcol. Looking forward to shining a light on this important topic. #copolitics #coleg #TABOR
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To no one in particular.

Bottom line for all of the "progressive" and "socialist" Democrats, those who are too pure to simply call themselves Democrats: Do they want Trump out of office or....
....do they want to be purity brats who only care about their own agenda which is to burn the party to the ground and make it what they think it should be? It can't be both ways. They either want to protect the House majority we have and work towards taking the Senate and the....
....White House or they don't. They either want to protect this country and our democracy or they don't. That is what 2020 is about. Anyone who is causing this kind of trouble in the party at this point in our country's history is garbage in my eyes, absolute garbage....
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The #LARPwars are in full swing. It's been wild since 2016 WikiLeak, #SethRich - what will happen next now that there's another election in sight? Not to mention an ever increasing number of court cases. #LARPindictments #UnsealTheLARPs
2. I'm making my way through Defango's 4 hour subpoena stream. Some gems already! I believe this is the wife of Defango's former attorney, who is representing Robert David Steele in his defamation suit against Jason Goodman. Note the date: same day as Port of Charleston #govLARP
3. Here's Tanya introducing RDS to her stoner buddy, Nora Maccoby. Her family are deeply involved in Dem politics, "would have known Seth Rich if he was real & she's never heard of him"
Nora "outed [Manafort] as working for Russians".
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Introducing my #the100dayproject inspired by @QMUNITY and my fellow #ADE @Sharon_Drummond. 100 days, 100 GIFs, 100 queer terms to educate and connect our community and allies. All GIFs created with #AppleKeynote and will be compiled on @GIPHY : giphy.com/channel/joepau… @AppleEDU
Day 1: QUEER - widely used among the community to refer to the spectrum of non-heterosexual +/ non-cisgender ppl as a shorthand. Important - this is RECLAIMED language that was/is still used as a hate term. #pride #education @QMUNITY @sogiUBC Follow along ———> #100daysofQueer
DAY 2: HETERONORMATIVE - social roles & structures that reinforce idea that heterosexuality is the presumed norm and is superior to other sexual orientations. #pride #education #sogi #humanrights @QMUNITY @sogiUBC @HRC

Follow along —-> #100daysofQueer created on #AppleKeynote
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1/ Frustrated and stuck on the @MBTA? Here’s a thread for your morning commute, and a reminder of why the transit system’s main funding source has fallen far short of expectations:
2/ The @MBTA has relied on the “penny on the sales tax” since 2001. At the time, the state thought sales tax revenue would continue to grow by 3 to 8% per year as it had. In 2007, 3% was still “worst case scenario”.
3/ Actual growth of sales tax has, in fact, averaged 1.5% — half what leaders expected. This is partly because of changes in what people buy. Further, the “penny on the sales tax” portion that the @MBTA gets doesn’t include meals.
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1/ *Introduction thread*
Like most professionals, I have several social media accounts and a website. I use the twitter account for political and educational purposes. I write “curated commentary” threads and I also shared my own content.
mariliacoutinho.com
2/ I’m an independent scholar and you can check part of my production here:
scholar.google.com/citations?user…
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The #progressive #policy #paradox: a thread for the day that’s in it

Or: why #popular #power comes from below

In honour of our “#left and progressive unity” friends and GP voters
Full disclosure: I was once in the Green Party.

In another century, I hasten to add.

I represented the Irish party at the European Federation of GPs and edited what we laughingly called its theoretical journal.
I also spent a year in the French party and, more interestingly, on the far left of the German party. I thought the Irish party had the potential to become a party of and for #SocialMovements. I found I was wrong, and left.
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Updated #Democrats 2020 Pres. Primary Candidates & Delegates Map begun mid-Mar. Now 23 candidates. So many candidates from higher pledged del. states is attempt to dilute 1st round majority vote (50%+1), forcing 2nd rnd, bringing Automatic del (not so supers) back into play.
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August 2018, @DNC voted (as a concession to #Progressives ) to remove not-so-super automatic delegates, but only for 1st rnd voting. A real reform would have removed them entirely - hence the flood of Dem. candidates - an end run around to concession.
demrulz.org/news/dnc-membe…
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Since the 1982 Hunt Commission creation of not-so-super automatic delegates to prevent #Progressives from being elected, graphic ⬇️ shows how many candidates ran each election vs no. that withdrew before #DNC Convention.
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1. #News ~ Since Donald Trump elected #POTUS, it's become apparent, America isn’t what many thought it was -the “strange partly British/partly American monarchy of the Americas” EXPOSED zerohedge.com/news/2019-05-0…

#Trump #Qanon @realDonaldTrump #WWG1WGA
#TickTock #TheStormIsUponUs
2. #News ~ FBI arrested Neo-Nazi Chase Bliss Colasurdo in Washington state after investigation uncovered multiple serious death threats directed at President Trump family members tmz.com/2019/05/02/don…

#Trump #Qanon @realDonaldTrump #WWG1WGA
#TheStormIsUponUs #JusticeComing
3. #News ~ "Cohen - widely known as a rat - may qualify for the prison's protective housing unit" zerohedge.com/news/2019-05-0…

#Trump #Qanon @realDonaldTrump #WWG1WGA
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Key insight: #Capitalism inherently concentrates #wealth into a shrinking minority & given that our political system is funded by private $ & that $ = power. It explains why regulations can only temporarily slow/reverse the trend. peoplespolicyproject.org/2019/03/05/wea… via @PplPolicyProj
Now of course regulations & #progressive taxation are needed but to truly defeat inequality & protect our political system. We need to democratize the main source of #inequality which is the workplace. Our factories, stores, & offices aka the businesses that make up the #economy.
To do that we have to bring #democracy into the economy. Accomplished by passing comprehensive legislation that helps fund, promote, + incentivize the expansion & creation of #Worker #Cooperative businesses. Which are businesses owned & run by their workers democratically.
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In August 2018 Jim Sheridan a Labour Councillor was reported to the Labour Party for #Antisemitic comments. Sheridan stated that he had lost respect and empathy for the Jewish community.
I am not going to defend his statement. It appears to have been used in frustration at what he perceived to be unwarranted levels of #Antisemitic allegations against the #LabourParty Jim Sheridan has since apologised and been reinstated with a warning.
But what was behind his frustration? Why would someone who stated he had supported the Jewish Community all his adult life, suddenly say he had lost empathy for them? Perhaps we should look at the broader picture?
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To move rightward, is about the desire to conserve, hence #conservative. In order to want to conserve, you have to have something you want to conserve. If all you have is debt and more #debt, what the heck do you have to conserve? @sapinker
The progression to more right with age is a historically temporary #American phenomenon born out of the fact that #boomers acquired increasing affluence because of the society in which they found themselves as a result of the #NewDeal & #progressive policies which they inherited
Having been born on third base and believing they had hit a triple, as a generation, they decided to slow this #wealth distribution thing down a little and now we find ourselves where we find ourselves. The move rightwards requires something to conserve.
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How can Bernie not know about a $30000 settlement from his own campaign? This does not pass the credibility test.
#VettingBernie
washingtonpost.com/politics/berni…
Bernie Sanders' votes and non-votes that support GOP's LIFTING SANCTIONS on Russia's oligarchs is definitely not consistent with his campaign trail words from 2016.

#VettingBernie

Sanders silent on claim that Russians backed him in 2016 | by Gabriel Debenedetti
politico.com/story/2018/02/…

#VettingBernie
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MT @LincolnsBible THREAD of #July24 2018...
ON Result of TWO MOB WARS that gave us
#CapoTRUMP and #CapoPUTIN (or SubCapo)
tinyurl.com/yb98b66w #MuellerKnowsEverything He prosecuted GOTTI (google it) @maddow @CNN @JasonLeopold @RepAdamSchiff @SenKamalaHarris @renato_mariotti
@LincolnsBible @maddow @CNN @JasonLeopold @RepAdamSchiff @SenKamalaHarris @renato_mariotti HERE are TWEETS 2/3
"Storytellers - novelists & screenwriters - have sold you the #mob's version of their 20th cent world order...
Much of it is spot-on. But key pieces have been obfuscated. Why?
Because that's how you protect the #money@Fahrenthold @maddow @CNN @PolitiZoom
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Going to the border w a group of progressive #veterans & @Ocasio2018 NY14 organizers to respond to the #asylum crisis one of the most important actions this year. It reminded me of our collective power & #military veterans & families' unique strengths & instincts as organizers /1
Coming together quickly for urgent collective action, we realized most of us had a #military affiliation, whether we enlisted ourselves or our mother, uncles, or cousins served in uniform.

Nearly all of us were also #immigrant-connected— immigrants or the children of immigrants
Many #progressive military #veterans are wired w critical, transferable skills that make us incredibly effective organizers. Particularly in high pressure, chaotic situations

*Vets of color in particular hold massively under-tapped insights & analytical power for change* /3
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1/8 My favorite #quote by #JosephStalin, which explains the scientific, #DialecticalMaterialist explanation of true freedom in material reality, not just as an abstract ideal. #StalinIsBack #StalinLives #JVStalin #Stalin #StalinQuote #StalinQuotes #Truth #MELS #MarxismLeninism
2/8 Having an #objective, #rational, #ScientificSocialist, #Dialectical, & #Materialist viewpoint allows us to accurately see & evaluate & analyze #Truth & #Reality as they truly materially exist in this universe.
3/8 An idealistic, dogmatic viewpoint, which capitalists have, however, makes one irrational enough to 'see' freedom where freedom stays trapped on a piece of paper while people are oppressed in their actual lived lives.
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You are something else - yes, you, the one reading this tweet. You don't even know what you're doing, or the significance of it, but take a moment, read this thread, and pat yourself on the back.
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YOU have risen up to #resist. Without any centralized or organizational foundation, you helped grow a massive online movement. Through #FBRParty #FBR and other hashtag advocacy, you did this.
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YOU have created an international coalition, bringing together a diverse group of people who are raising up to demand change, not just here in America but across the world. You have inspired people to speak up.
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